Facts & Stories

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The difference between truth and fiction are often found in what one wants to believe; they can both hurt you.

Submitted: March 06, 2017

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There is a story that's told

About a river of gold

That runs through a valley of fire.

Then it runs underground

With a hissing like sound

Into caverns, obviously dire.

 

Now the story's been repeated,

Both verbally and Tweeted,

Gossip moves much faster these days.

But where the river was seen,

That information is lean,

And the truth got lost in a haze.

 

As the story grew old

It was ultimately told

To a gullible sailor named Milo.

So he bought him a boat

(That was barely afloat)

And set sail for Eldorado.

 

The moral to this story

It is not about glory

Or overcoming doubt and fear.

It is about checking for facts,

That's what Truth never lacks,

But Milo believed what he wanted to hear.

 

03-04-2017


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